March 8th, 2011 Posted 7:00 pm
“To me a bicycle is a machine of magic … taking me on to the ways of satisfied happiness; giving to me the good friendship I enjoy with others, and to share with me the delights and ecstasies of the outdoors. It gives to me the pleasures of mingling the past with the present … always discovering … always learning. Above all it gives to me also, memories to cherish and store inwardly, as I wheel my ways on joyous days … such a day has been today.” Albert Winstanley 1917-2012
Planning and riding a SFNR makes me think and these thoughts can sometimes be profound. I re-read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle recently. I found my perfect motto or aphorism for SFNR
“Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God” Book of Bokonon
The new 2015-2016 season is now being planned. Rides up to November are flagged below. They will eventually go up on Future Sheffield FNR page, but take note, these plans may change so get on the email list (email@example.com) or like the fb page. SFNR is also on twitter as @sheffieldfnr. Usually anouncements only.
Next Sheffield FridayNightRide, Fri 11 Sep 2015, Civic Heritage, Start 6.30 pm Sheffield Tap
Full details on The Next Sheffield FNR
Friday 23 October 2015 SFNR Lyrics We are part of the Off The Shelf Festival and will be riding to venues where Sheffield songs will be read as poems eg Red Light Means Doors Secured at Barkers Pool taxi rank, Don’t You Want Me Baby? outside the Prosecco Bar, Common People in Fagins etc. Some nightriders have volunteered to help but if you want to take part as a reader/orator pls let me know
Friday 20 November 2015 Henderson’s Relish and Henderson’s Friday Night Out! In association with Henderson’s Relish and Percy and Lily’s, SFNR is promoting a ride to where Henderson’s was and is made followed by an evening of drink & street food with a Henderson’s flavour, a cashbar, Sheffield and soul music, Henderson’s artwork and Henderson’s merchandise. The ride is free, the night out is ticketed at £15 pp. One can go on the ride and/or go to Night Out! Night out venue The Hide, Scotland St, click here for all details
Cycle Maintenance classes throughout the year
The ever-popular ReCycleBikes cycle maintenance classes are now revised and bookable here
If you know what you’re doing and want a stand to work on, in the dry with good tools and expert advice on hand then you can do that in the bike kitchen
I think Edinburgh Bike Coop and Evans also offer bike maintenance classes so contact them for details
Learn how to use the
Sheffield Cycle Jumble – May and October, book early if you want to have a table; it gets busy and is a great event to go to
Mark’s contact details are on the poster for the jumble last May if you want to book a table for next October.
I get ride info sent to me from time to time and if you want to get out on your bikes more then …
don’t forget to look on these sites: local CTC site; the Sheffield Clarion Cycling Club;, the Steel City Riders; Ride Sheffield; Sheffield Shopper Society; No Balls Biking; Sheffield Women’s Cycling – see side bar Other Sheffield Rides for all these.
Should SFNR have an anthem? – this is a great modern Sheffield tune about Sheffielders and we can la la la as we pedal
Click on this logo, check out what it says, sign up if you want to. I know its News International, obviously linked to News Corp who sponsor all that cycling through SKY; but I think this is genuinely felt – shock that a colleague ordinarily commuting to work can be seriously injured through poor vehicle design and driver behaviour.
Cheer yourself up before the next ride – take a dekko at this
Fraternal/Sororal Rides: There used to be a London FridayNightRide www.fridaynightride.com (where I was inducted into the experience) sadly no more. If any body knows of another FNR like this one – there are other FNRs which cycle to the coast and all that kind of stuff but we are not into distance or endurance or power (I think we are in it for the joy of social urban riding and being a tourist in your own backyard) then I could maybe see if any other FNR wants to do a fraternal/sororal ride sometime in Sheffield and vice-versa.
“FridayNightRiders of the World Unite!”
“We have nothing to lose but our chains!”
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